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Similar branding, totally different products.
Ecowool insulation recently joined the market in Australia and may be confused with Earthwool due to its similar name and logo. They are both glass wool products and neither brand uses formaldehyde in their binding technology. However, there are a few key differences between these brands which have been noted below.
Knauf Earthwool – softer feel insulation
Knauf Earthwool Insulation is made in the United Kingdom and United States using ECOSE® technology. It is soft to touch and pretty much itch free. These naturally brown batts are odourless and easy to cut. They are manufactured using recycled glass bottles and will not catch fire.
Knauf Insulation conducted a trial in Europe with 500 installers, of which 90% of professional installers stated that Earthwool has a softer feel and is less itchy when compared with traditional glass wool products.
Ecowool Insulation – made in Asia
Ecowool Insulation is manufactured in Malaysia and is one of the newest products on the market along the east coast of Australia. It is competitively priced, however Ecowool it is slightly more irritating to work with and the product quality is said to be inconsistent.
We have been installing Knauf Earthwool for nearly 8 years and are satisfied with how easy they are to install and transport. The Earthwool high-density insulation range is of especially high quality, making it an easy recommendation for DIY builders.
If you have any questions please give us a call on 1300 729 639 or send us an email.